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by Morton Feldman, Charles Shere
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Morton Feldman Interviewed by Charles Shere, July, 1967. This wide ranging literate, and always fascinating conversation between composer Morton Feldman and writer/composer/journalist (and former KPFA music director) Charles Shere touches on the work of various composers, performers, artists, and writers. Feldman talks about ways of composing, including his own, and to what degree a composer is "on the make" with regard to his audience. The composers Feldman and Shere discussion...
Topics: Interview, 20th Century Classical
Source: Other Minds
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by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Society for the Performance of Contemporary Music
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An Interview with German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen conducted by members of the Society for the Performance of Contemporary Music. The interview took place in January 1967 at his apartment in Sausalito, California as a prelude to a performance by the Society at the San Francisco Museum of Art to be held on February 24, 1967. The performance included the San Francisco Premiere of KONTAKTE.
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Topics: Avantgarde, 20th Century Classical
Source: Other Minds
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
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First half of an Anne Waldman lecture on the use of the cut-up technique in the work of William S. Burroughs, tracing it from its early development through his later work. She reads from Burroughs's writing and an interview with him in The Paris Review, plays his cut-up tapes, and talks about how Burroughs extended the idea of cut-ups beyond writing to a way of understanding the universe in magical and mystical terms. (Continued on 85P068)
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William Burroughs press conference at Berkeley Museum of Art on November 12, 1974. Sponsored by the Pacific Film Archive. At a press release on an unidentified occasion, William Burroughs fields an array of questions, discusses relationships with or opinions on Paul Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Jose Delgado, Alfred Korzybski, et.al. as well as opinions on the women's movement, contemporary (1974) politics (Watergate, etc.), governmental methods of civilian control and the possibilities of...
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Topics: poet, poetry
Source: Other Minds
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by Ben Watson
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Episode of Ben Watson's weekly show "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" originally broadcast live on Resonance Radio (www.resonancefm.com) with part two of "Frank Zappa As Hoover", an essay written for Circuit, the Canadian modern music magazine; plus saxophonist Rob Mills from Echo City in a solo improvisation recorded at an Esemplastic Tuesday at the Royal College of Art the night before.
Topics: Audio Esemplasm, Ben Watson, Late Lunch With Out To Lunch, Resonance, Frank Zappa, Frank Zappa As...
Other Minds Audio Archive
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Host Charles Amirkhanian talks with musician and world activist Frank Zappa live by telephone. Discussion includes the state of world politics and culture from the viewpoint of one of the United States most provocative and original speakers. At the time this recording was made in April 1991, Zappa was exploring the possibility of running for president of the United States, and he discusses his views on the first Persian Gulf War, the legacy of George H. W. Bush, and the possibility of having...
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Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Popular Music, Current Events, Frank Zappa
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
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Mississippi Half Step, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues-> Me & My Uncle, Friend Of The Devil, Minglewood Blues, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Passenger, Dire Wolf, The Music Never Stopped Samson & Delilah, Sunrise, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Good Lovin'-> Saint Stephen-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Wharf Rat-> Saint Stephen-> Truckin', E: Johnny B. Goode
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Topic: Live concert
Source: Audience Recording: Sony ECM-33Ps
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From a program recorded in 1968, Tom Donahue interviews Frank Zappa about his life and work, and allows the irreverent rock star to present some of his favorite music. The ensuing free form program ranges from surf music, doo-wop, jazz, the blues, to the works of Pierre Boulez. The song selection is very informative for any fan of Zappa’s music, as one can easily trace the influence of all these styles on his own creative output, be it the cheesy harmonies of 1950s pop songs or the intricate...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview and Music, Popular Music, Frank Zappa
Other Minds Audio Archive
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Robin Baxter interviews a slightly combative Frank Zappa in his hotel room about his classical musical influences and his orchestral and choral music, as featured on his upcoming album and film, "200 Motels". Other topics include his upcoming concert, the recent shakeups in the Mothers of Invention,and what the public may or may not want to know about what goes on inside Frank's head.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview, New Music, Popular Music, Frank Zappa
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by Nicolas Slonimsky
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In these recorded comments by Slonimsky, his musical world (classical/avant garde) and that of Frank Zappa (popular/avant garde) came together primarily due to the publication of a book by Slonimsky on scales and harmonies that attracted Zappas attention. Slonimsky recounts his acceptance of an invitation by Zappa to play with his Rock Band. He also recounts how amazed he was when he observed Zappas scores for classical music which looked far out like something Edgar Varese would write, a...
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Source: Other Minds
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by PoP dEFECT RADIO
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Two 1 hour audio collage programs featuring the incredible, unique, obscure music of Frank Zappa and the Mothers intertwined with rare radio interviews about the music , hippies, the band, recording sessions and more also remixes from the recent "Lumpy Money Project" as well as clips from various documentary's, interviews and live tracks including the last song and kaos that ensued after the Montreux Casino fire in 1971 immortalized by Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water. So enjoy two...
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Topics: Frank Zappa, The Mothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, Zappa, BBC
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews Frank Zappa in anticipation of his appearance on Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium. Zappa discusses his digital re-mastering of his album "Lumpy Gravy" and other early works. The musical selections played during this program are not included in this recording.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview, Popular Music, Avant-Garde, Frank Zappa
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by Dick Higgins
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An interview with intermedia artist Dick Higgins, who discusses his views about California Institute of the Arts, artists and his company, Something Else Press, with Richard Friedman and Anthony Gnazzo. This was recorded Sunday, June 13, 1971, at the KPFA studios, after Higgins resigned his post at Cal Arts. He discusses his reasons for leaving and the problems he faced there. He also gives his ideas on what an arts institute should be like, and why he and his press were moving to Vermont. Dick...
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Topic: Avantgarde
Source: Other Minds
Other Minds Audio Archive
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Recorded on January 17, 1985 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews New York composer Charles Wuorinen. Wuorinen is part of the uptown school of American composers and discusses the difference between his type of music and that produced by the downtown school of minimalists and aleatory influenced composers. He also voices his opinions about patronage of the arts and the lack of standards in modern composition.
Topics: Speaking of Music Series at the Exploratorium, Interview and Music, 20th Century Classical,...
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Jonathan Cott, then just 19, interviews John Cage and challenges his worth as a composer in a series of questions regarding his teacher Arnold Schoenberg. Visit radiOM.org for original program with the complete interview.
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Topics: Interview, New Music, John Cage
Source: Other Minds
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by Edgar Varese, Nicolas Slonimsky, David Cloud
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This program was produced for broadcast on the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of Ionisation, a percussion work by Edgar Varese. Nicolas Slonimsky, who conducted that performance, reminisces about the event with David Cloud of KPFK. Recorded on March 6, 1973. Varese's music was one of the first pieces in Western Classical music history performed solely on percussion instruments. Using a variety of conventional (snare drum, bass drum) and unconventional sources (sirens, Lion's roar), the...
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Topics: Interview, New Music, Orchestral Music, Edgar Varese
Source: Other Minds
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In April of 1977 Charles Amirkhanian journeyed to Mexico City to talk with composer Conlon Nancarrow, who had settled there after a self-imposed exile from the United States, following the harassment he experienced over his involvement with the Communist Party, and his fighting in the Spanish Civil War. The two discussed the mechanics of composing for the player piano, a process of manually punching literally thousands of holes in long rolls of paper. Nancarrow also relates his association, or...
Topics: Interview, New Music, Conlon Nancarrow
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by John Cage, Kathan Brown
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A reading at Crown Point Press at the opening of John Cage's exhibit of etchings on April 18, 1982. Includes interview with founder Kathan Brown, excerpt from Cage's Indeterminancy (from the Folkways recording), Composition in Retrospect, and Diary: How to Improve the World, You'll Only Make Matters Worse (Continued 1972 - 1982).
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews John Cage on January 8, 1987, as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. The program begins with a discussion of two of Cage’s pieces of aleatoric music, “Music For” which is scored for any number of instruments, and “Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras”. Also discussed in detail is “EurOperas 1 & 2”, which was intended to be an opera like no other, and in that regard it has no real libretto nor plot. However the...
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Topics: Speaking of Music Series at the Exploratorium, Interview and Music, New Music, John Cage